EOS develops and produces products incorporating advanced electro-optic technologies for the aerospace market. EOS products are developed through internal research and development programs based on EOS core technologies in software, lasers, electronics, optics, gimbals, telescopes and beam directors, optical coatings and precision mechanisms.
EOS focuses on the space surveillance and control, and the military force protection sectors of the aerospace market.
In space surveillance and control, EOS specializes in space information based on the use of EOS-developed instruments and sensors to detect, track, classify and charaterise objects in space. This information is required for both military and commercial space applications.
To support its space business, EOS develops and produces a wide range of space-related infrastructure in the form of sub-systems, such as telescopes and beam directors. Some of these are sold commercially. An example is optical telescopes, where EOS is widely known as the largest producer of major optical telescopes in the world.
In 2005 EOS formed a strategic alliance with Northrop Grumman [USA] for the development and exploitation of certain segments of the space sector.
In the force protection sector, EOS develops and produces complete robotic or remotely-controlled weapon systems, based on existing weapons in customer inventory. This market is addressed by EOS through a range of activities, as both prime and sub-contractor, and in partnership with other entities active in the sector.
EOS operates research centres in Australia, the US and Germany, and has significant production facilities in Australia and the US.
The EOS Group of companies was founded in 1983 and became a publicly-traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2002.